XCOM

Mutant Year Zero

'Mutant Year Zero' Is the Rare Tactics Game Where Scouting Is Actually Fun

Why the stealth-to-combat transition remains one of the toughest in games.
Rob Zacny
1.11.19
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Look, We're Sorry. We Need to Talk About Football. Something Happened.

We eventually get to video games. Eventually.
Patrick Klepek
1.7.19
Listen

It’s Almost GOTY Time, And Some Last-Minute Very Good Games Have Us Shook

‘Ashen’ is here—and it’s awesome. Hey, same with 'Mutant Year Zero.' Oh, 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,' too! Yikes.
Patrick Klepek
12.10.18
Review

The Spy Games of 'Phantom Doctrine' Offer More Style Than Substance

It looks and sounds like exactly what you'd want from an spy tactics game, but good ideas don't make for a great game.
Rob Zacny
8.23.18
BattleTech

Games Like 'BattleTech' Are Slow For a Reason

Your time is too valuable to save.
Bruno Dias
5.11.18
open thread

My Favorite Thing In Games? Fucking Up

I love it when a plan falls apart.
Austin Walker
3.28.18
open thread

It Sucks When You Want to Learn a New Type of Game, But Don't Know How

For the longest time, I figured strategy games weren't for me. They were too hard, too complicated.
Patrick Klepek
3.1.18
The Pantheon of Games

Waypoint Plays: Our Favorite Games of 2017

The gods are Extremely Online, and we are their playthings.
Rob Zacny
12.29.17
mechs

Why It Took Subset Games So Long to Make a Game After 'FTL'

How the developer dealt with a "sophomore slump" after their first game's unexpected success.
Patrick Klepek
2.22.17
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It Turns Out That Video Games Can Make Great Board Games, Too

<I>Gears of War</I>, in tabletop form: It sounds awful on paper, but it plays like a dream. Who'd have thought it?
Jake Tucker
5.5.16